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December, 2013

  • 13 December

    Local Organizations Help Children’s Art Programs

    BY BARBARA M TOBIAS – Mena Art Gallery is able to present several programs to encourage children to develop their artistic talents, thanks in large part to several local organizations. McDonald’s of Mena has helped to finance the annual Children’s Art Competition for several years. The 2014 show is scheduled to begin February 26, 2014. A panel of local artists ...

  • 10 December

    Tim Clark – A Man of Many Seasons

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Tim Clark is a businessman, a husband, a father, an outdoorsman, a coach, and a man of faith, and like the talented juggler, he manages to balance each part of his life. Clark was born and raised in Mena. He graduated from high school in 1995 and went on to Rich Mountain Community College. From there ...

  • 10 December

    OLT Reschedules Auditions and JOLT Christmas Play

    BY LARRY BLOCK – On Thursday evening, December 12, from 6 to 9 PM will be tryouts for the February play, Murder In the Magnolias, on Friday and Saturday, December 13-14 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 PM the Junior Ouachita Little Theatre (JOLT) will kick off its two-weekend play The JOLT Christmas Variety Play. The Christmas ...

  • 10 December

    Polk County Births for the Weeks of 12/01/13 and 12/08/13

    Meagan Czarnetzki and Heath Sanders of Mena are the proud parents of a baby boy, born December 3 at Mena Regional Health System. Jessica and Christopher Goodson of Nashville are the proud parents of a baby boy, born December 5 at Mena Regional Health System. Brittany Milligan and Scott Whittaker of Waldron are the proud parents of a baby boy, ...

  • 10 December

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – December 2 – 8

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of December 2 – December 8, 2013.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been ...

  • 10 December

    Quality

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – While we strive furiously to increase quantity in so many things, the quality of everything around us is diminishing – in our food, air, water, in our art, our honesty, and even our integrity. You can find love on the internet (or a substitute for it), and there’s always someone wanting to offer friendship on Facebook, ...

  • 9 December

    What-Knots – Antiques, Collectibles, and More!

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – What-Knots is Mena’s newest place for just about anything. Owners George and Beky O’Daniel have gathered together a variety of amazing items to satisfy the needs and desires of just about everyone – all under one roof. George O’Daniel was born in Levelland, Texas, but he has lived all over the world. His father was a ...

  • 9 December

    Mena Police Department – December 1 – 7

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include ...

  • 5 December

    OLT Auditions for February Play and JOLT Christmas Play Kick-Off

    BY LARRY BLOCK – This will be a very busy week at the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) at 610 Mena St. On Thursday evening, from 6 to 9 PM, and Saturday morning, from 10 AM to noon will be tryouts for the February play, Murder In the Magnolias, on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:30 PM ...

  • 3 December

    Stanley and Laurie Craig – Building Homes For Mena

    BY MICHAEL REISIG – Stanley Craig has been a homebuilder most of his working life. It’s what he likes – watching a new home take shape from foundation, to framing, to roofing, and his wife, Laurie, assists with house plans and color options. Together they have made an excellent combination in transforming Mena with attractive homes and subdivisions. Stanley Craig ...